By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sport Editor
BRISTOLThe Stone Castle became a woodshed on Saturday afternoon in the semifinals of the Mighty Mites tournament. The Junior Longhorns spanked the Vikings 32-14 to move into the championship game on Saturday.
They did it behind another mammoth effort from Carson Jennings. He ran the ball 10 times for 250 yards and five touchdowns.
All day it looked like Wile E. Coyote trying to catch the Roadrunner. They just simply could never ever slow him down.
All our kids played well today, said head coach Austin Atwood. Carson had a great game and so did Hunter Paisley. My assistant coaches did a great job preparing these kids today. It meant a lot for them to come over here and play inside the Stone Castle. It was a home game for them but rewarding for us. All of them enjoyed playing on the artificial surface.
Jennings appeared to enjoy it immensely. He scored on runs of 41, 45, 42, 55 and 27 yards. Carter Atwood scored a two-point conversion and a pair of extra points. Paisley had four nice runs in the game.
They all complemented each other, said Atwood. This meant a lot to all our kids to come inside here and beat them.
Tennessee High jumped on top 7-0 in the first quarter on a 31-yard touchdown run by Timmy Graham and his point after.
Jennings cut the lead at 7-6 on a nifty 41-yard TD run. His 45-yard TD in the second quarter would move them in front 12-7.
The Vikings would grab one last lead on Grahams second touchdown. But Jennings continued his onslaught with a pair of quick scores in the third quarter that pretty much deflated the Junior Vikings.
The Longhorns drove the nail in the coffin after Eli Tester stripped the football from a Viking to set up their final score. Jennings took it in from 27 yards out.
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